ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman felt his side should have been 7-1 up at half-time against Southend United.

Accrington suffered a third League One defeat in succession as they lost 2-1 to the Shrimpers at the Crown Ground.

But Coleman thought Stanley had more than enough chances to end their losing streak.

“How on earth we’ve lost the game I don’t know,” fumed Coleman.

“It should have been 7-1 at half-time and that’s being kind.

“But if you don’t take your chances you get punished and we had enough chances to win four games.

“You can say well done to Southend but I don’t really think it was well done by Southend.

“The game should have been dead and buried by half an hour let alone half-time.”

And Coleman is demanding an improvement in front of goal.

“We can’t afford to keep on missing chances like we are,” said Coleman.

“We had five chances in the second half and we put them all over the bar.

“We just fluffed our lines and we have to regroup and go again.”

But Coleman had no complaints about the penalty the Shrimpers were awarded to win the game after Brandon Goodship was adjudged to have been brought down by Joe Pritchard.

“I think it is a penalty,” said Coleman.

“A lot of things went on before hand which we didn’t get the rub of the green with.

“They broke from one of our set plays and the lad’s been cute.

“He’s kidded Joe and he’s kicked him and gone over.

“In my book it was a penalty.”